Do not be Afraid, Only Believe

January 19, 2016

With the confusion and uncertainty of life wisdom, courage and patience will be needed in 2016. A New Year brings another opportunity for us all to learn from our mistakes of 2015, put the past behind us, to embrace both the good and the bad things that will no doubt come our way in 2016. To ‘embrace’ is to hold one another closely in the arms as a sign of affection. If we are believers we can trust that God will be by our side and will give us the wisdom, courage, strength and patience we will need to deal with the things that come our way.

Have faith, Hebrews 11:1 describes faith as being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see, so it’s a quality we are going to need in big supply if we are to achieve and fulfil God’s plan for us during 2016. We have to strengthen our faith by reading and believing in God’s Word, praying, spending time with positive people, reading stories about people who have achieved things that seemed impossible.

However, without hope we fall into despair. Why? Because we believe that things will never change. So it is important to retain a little hope. No matter how bleak, things seem, forget the past and embrace the future. We all have experienced things in our life we would rather forget. Leave behind the pain, the mistakes, shame and disappointment of 2015 and look forward to the success, joy and blessing we will experience in 2016.

Philippians 3:13, 14:  Like the Apostle Paul, we can say ‘Forgetting what is behind and reaching toward what is ahead, I press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us in Christ Jesus’.

Brother Simon Emanuel  

 

You are God's masterpiece!

September 29, 2015
Last Sunday we read this verse together, "You are God's masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus, to do good works which God prepared beforehand for us" (Ephesians 2v.10)
Christians have an amazing gift from God - a new life - the old has gone, the new has come - because of Jesus' death on the cross.In fact, this verse tells us that God not only 'created' us 'anew', but that we are his master craftmanship, His work of art, made and being made useful for his purposes and to walk in his ways. O...
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Great to see new people speaking - 24th November!

November 27, 2013
We had a great day on the 24th. The Youth-led service was an inspiration and it was so good to hear Samantha Jones speak for the first time on the topic "What would we do without the Almighty?". She challenged us not to be like Lot who was a 'hanger-on' with the people of God and never really committed himself - people were challenged to be committed and disciplined as Christians and to give their heart to the Lord if they hadn't done so. God is so good - somebody become a Christian that day!...
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Focus from Dayer of Prayer - 1st November 2013

November 2, 2013
We are one month through Beacon's 3 month journey into having two services each Sunday. We are doing it as an experiment of one way of making room for more people to come to find Jesus as saviour through our services. We felt led to pray for the following things for our church at this time:
  • Courage
  • Unity of purpose
  • Wisdom(especially for our leaders)
  • Servanthood
  • Power
  • Discernment
  • Bravery
  • Openness
  • Belonging
  • Respect
  • Encouragement
  • Obedience
  • Faith
  • The fruit of The Spirit
  • That any discomfort we feel will result i...

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Youth Explosion was BRILLIANT!

April 23, 2012
Over 120 people, most of them under 21(!) supported the Youth Explosion event on Saturday 21st April which was fantastic - with singers, dancers, rappers, musicians and drama performances all expressing their worship in different ways. Young people came from a number of different churches in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and the Black Country to take part - thank you ALL for playing your part.
 
  
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Youth Explosion Event - April 21st 6.30pm

April 3, 2012
An explosion of Youth Worship! A youth concert by young people for young people at Beacon Church, 47 Sandwell Road. Light refreshments. Doors open at 6pm. £5 on the door, under 5's free. All funds go towards helping our young people to attend the Soul Survivor Festival. 
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In the presence of the Lord there is - Week of Prayer 30th Jan to 3rd Feb

January 19, 2012
Come and join the Beacon Church family as we gather for a week of prayer, waiting on God for refreshing and direction. Each weekday evening from the 30th Jan to 3rd February from 19.30 to 21.00. Early bird prayer meetings are being held from 06.45 to 07.30 from Tuesday 31st Jan to Thursday 2nd Feb. There is an additional morning prayer session on Friday 3rd Feb from 10.30am to 12noon. 
Our Sunday service on the 5th February will be a celebration of the experience of the week, followed by our 6...

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Beacon Warriors to lead family Service 19th February

January 3, 2012
Sunday 19th February 11am - the Beacon Warriors fellowship group will be leading our Family service on this day. Beacon Warriors are one of Beacon's fellowship groups which meet during the week for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. They meet every Wednesday at 7pm at the Beacon Church premises, 47 Sandwell Road, Handsworth.
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Mike & Esther Terry - Supporters Day 21st Jan

January 3, 2012
Saturday 21st January 2.30pm - 'Handing on the Baton' - Mike and Esther Terry have been working as missionaries in Argentina for around 30 years and Beacon Church is their 'home' church in the UK. You are invited to share some time with Mike and Esther and hear their encouraging news about the work in Argentina. Refreshments will follow the meeting.
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Parenting Course Starts November 7th

October 19, 2011
Time out for teenagers is a 6 session course from Positive Parenting & Care for the Family. 
Beacon Church is running the course on Monday evenings, 7pm - 8.30pm from 7th November for 6 weeks at 47 Sandwell Road. This is a trial series to iron out the wrinkles and get feedback, but all are welcome. Admission free.
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